James R Green passed peacefully May 4, 2022 at his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1926 in Quanah to Randolph Green and Jewel (Richardson) Green.
He was married to Marilyn Reeves in 1948 in Denton while both were students, he at North Texas State University and she at Texas State College for Women.
James served in WWII and had a long career with the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. After living in several midwestern and eastern U.S. cities he and his family returned to their home state of Texas residing in Tool for 53 years.
James was Past Master of Cedar Creek Lake Lodge 1431, Past Thrice Illustrious Master of the Dale E Miller Council #40, Past High Priest of Dale E Miller Chapter #55, Past Commander Taylor Commandry #85 and received the prestigious Golden Trowel Award which is the lodge’s formal recognition of a Brother for his devoted service to Masonic principles.
He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, golf, reading and crossword puzzles. Family members remarked that Papaw knew a little something about everything and was often the source they turned to for advice and answers.
James was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bobbie, daughter-in-laws Barbara Green and Sheri Green, son-in-law Johnny Hughes and great-granddaughter Lindsey Goen.
He is survived by his children Michael Green, Charlsey Holler and husband Jeff, Preston Green and Meg Hughes, grandchildren Michael Kerns and husband Kris, Robin Goen and husband Joe, Stacy West and husband Ron, Jennifer Campbell and husband Alden, Paxton Green and wife Shree, Caleb Green and wife Kristin, Robert Hughes and wife Christy and Richard Hughes, great-grandchildren Mackenzie Hughes, Brendan West, Kelsey West, Ella West, Walker West, Paige Campbell, Briley Green, Bryce Green, Brady Green, Bailey Hughes, Makayla Hughes, Allie Kerns, Kasey Kerns, Stevana Kerns, Sunny Goen, Randi Goen.
Serving as pallbearers are his grandsons and great-grandsons.
The family extends their sincere gratitude for the love and care provided by Charter Hospice Care, especially his nurse, Rayne Barfield and his aide Patti B Boswell.
Funeral services were held May 11, 2022 at Payne Springs United Methodist Church under the direction Anderson Clayton Bros Funeral Home in Kemp.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cedar Creek Lake Lodge #1431, P.O. Box 1023, Mabank TX 75147.